Ombre House Mini Quilt

Mini quilts are such a fun project. Quick and satisfying to make and a fun way to decorate your home in accents perfectly designed for your space and taste. This home mini quilt is a tiny 10″ square, making it perfect for gallery walls or that small space that just needs a handmade touch. The pattern is available in my Etsy shop and includes all the templates and instructions. I am going to show you how easy making your own mini quilt can be!

How to sew a mini quilt

Supplies:

  • fabric- when I am doing something like this with multiple fabrics, it is easiest to use scraps or a precut (in this case a 10″ stacker). You will need a bit of yardage for the binding- unless you want to piece your strips together and make a scrappy binding.
  • HeatnBond EZ-print Lite – this makes applique so much faster because you can skip the tracing step! You can use a different form of HeatnBond- just make sure you use a SEWABLE kind- lite or Featherlite
  • HeatnBond Fusible Fleece – OR StitchnSew Sew-in fleece – I actually ended up using the StitchnSew Fleece, if using the fusible fleece, fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the backing fabric and then use the basting spray for the top fabric.
  • SpraynBond Basting Adhesive – makes making your quilt sandwich so much easier!

Prepare Applique

  • Print or trace your pattern to the paper side of the HeatnBond Lite.
  • Cut apart the pattern pieces leaving a slight margin around each one.
  • Follow the package directions to fuse the HeatnBond to the wrong side of the fabric you are using.
  • Cut out the pattern piece on the printed or traced line.
  • Peel away the paper backing.

Prepare quilt front

  • Place the background fabric right side up on your pressing surface.
  • Position the applique pieces as desired. I like to use a ruler for applique like this that looks better lined up and in place.
  • Fuse into place with an iron- again follow the package directions to ensure proper adhesion.
  • Sew around the applique pieces- use a zig-zag stitch, a straight stitch or even bust out some of those fancy decorative stitches on your machine!

Prepare a quilt sandwich

Use the fusible fleece or StitchnSew fleece and the SpraynBond basting adhesive to make your quilt sandwich. First place the backing fabric, right side down. Next, add the fleece. Finally, place the quilt top-right side up. Make sure all of the layers are stuck together either by being fused with the HeatnBond or with the basting adhesive. If you prefer to not use any of those, you can baste your mini quilt with pins or large stitches. Finish the mini quilt by quilting it as desired and then add binding to the edges. I have a series of videos on my YouTube channel showing how to add binding if this is something you haven’t done before.

Using just a little fabric, your imagination, and some time, you can create unique home decor pieces perfectly chosen to compliment your unique style and look. You can follow me on Instagram for more projects, inspiration, and super helpful reels. Happy Stitching! Amy

 

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